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I'm still of the opinion that Boris is using Ulster as a distraction. He doesn't actually care about Ulster or the UK or the "Union", it's just that it suits him to be able to bury awkward stories, such as the recent covid report, by getting headlines about him punching Brussels.

He's entirely situational in his  thinking, what gets him out of the hole today. Any consequences can be dealt with down the road. Strategy and planning are for nerds, who cares when Boris can just pop up and do his "well ...er ....gosh ...crikey" clown act and everybody forgives him?

Frost is just a patsy, a clockwork toy who can be wound and let loose to stomp around a bit. I don't think he cares about Ulster any more than Boris does. But it's another day, another dollar, over the top we go.

Will they worry that they're making a united Ieland more likely? No. Not till it happens. Then Boris will parachute in and, no doubt, do his clown act, and every body will forgive him and Ulster will forget all about it. Who needs a plan?

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu Oct 14th, 2021 at 12:31:09 PM EST
I was long amazed that a whole political class could behave with such fecklessness. But then there was Trump in 2016 and one clown simply commandeered the bulk of one of the two major parties. A US based analysts has suggested that the way to make the GOP pay a price for their slavish embrace of Trump is to create and run a more traditional Conservative party to attract the votes of the minority of Republicans who are revolted by Trump, as getting those voters to vote Democratic is a very hard lift.

Such a party would likely have its greatest impact in the general elections, by draining votes from the Trump supporting candidate and allowing Democratic candidates to win the general election. Such a strategy makes sense and I wish them well. It would provide a needed alternative for many principled conservatives, including one of my brothers. But I doubt such a strategy would work in the UK, due to the differences in the voting systems.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."

by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Thu Oct 14th, 2021 at 04:15:03 PM EST
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